Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri praised New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for his calm and composure reaction after a heart-breaking defeat in the World Cup final.

The New Zealand cricket team for the second time in a row faced defeat in a World Cup final. In 2015, Australia beat them in a one-sided affair but this time they did everything right and yet missed out the World Cup title due to boundary count after the match ended in ties.

However, despite the heartbreaking loss Williamson congratulated England team without questioning the tie-breaker rules. 28-year-old Williamson’s graceful reaction won him praise from across the world, including Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri who lauded the Kiwi skipper on Twitter for his calm attitude.

Shastri wrote on the social media platform, Williamson’s composure and dignity viewing the sequence of events was extra-ordinary. He said, everyone knows Kane has one hand on the World Cup title.

Kane Williamson showed his skill throughout the whole tournament as he scored 578 runs at an average of 82.57. The kiwi skipper also selected as the player of the tournament.

However, In a nail-biting final last Sunday, at the iconic Lord’s, England who hit 22 boundaries and two sixes were declared the World Cup champion on the basis of boundary count whereas New Zealand was able to hit 16. The tie-breaker rule came after the regulation match and super over ended in a tie.

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